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Traffic Safety Materials Producer

Design and Manufacture Bespoke Aggregate Delivery System. Finding the rising costs of having sand deliveries blown straight into site silos prohibitively expensive, this road safety supplies company contracted Customate to design a solution.


About this project

With strict project parameters requiring the delivery of sand in 1200kg bags, silo pressure to be consistently less than 1 bar, and 1200kg of dry sand to be blown every 3 minutes, Customate replicated environmental conditions in a controlled test environment. Following successful R&D, a blow pot system with bespoke software was fabricated, enabling the client to efficiently process sand deliveries in 1200kg bags with no spillage or jamming.

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Traffic Safety Materials Producer


Northwest England


Traffic safety

Who is the client?

This company are leading specialists in the development, manufacture and application of premium road safety products, dedicated to delivering end to end global solutions for road marking, road surfacing, and road safety.

Design and Manufacture Bespoke Aggregate Delivery System

Initial Brief

Similar to many other companies in industries ranging from aggregates to animal feeds, this aggregates consumer was finding the rising costs of having sand deliveries blown straight into site silos hugely prohibitive. With their margins and even future production under threat, they contracted Customate to find a solution.


To achieve sustainable cost reduction, the solution required enabling delivery of sand in 1200kg bags. Operational constraints required the sand to be kept dry, the pressure into the silo needed to be consistently less than 1 bar, while 1200kg of sand needed to be blown every 3 minutes.


Back at base, Customate engineers designed and fabricated a test rig. Replicating site conditions, three injection points allowed sand to be successfully blown at 1 bar. The final product comprised a blow pot with a bespoke software system, allowing operatives to empty delivery bags into a hopper capable of holding 1200kg, and blowing the sand in just 5 cycles with no added water.

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